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Ballito's Netcare Alberlito Hospital to host 'open days' for local residents in February 2007

The new Netcare Alberlito Hospital in Ballito, situated just thirty minutes north of Durban and one of KwaZulu Natal?s premier coastal holiday resorts, is to officially open on 1 February 2007.

The hospital, in the interest of promoting improved health awareness and healthier lifestyles amongst all South Africans, is hosting public ?open days? as part of its opening functions.

?Netcare is known for its community and healthcare education focus. One of our core values is quality care and hosting these types of outreach initiatives are therefore key components of each of our hospital?s social responsibility programmes,? says Aman Parsoo, Alberlito?s hospital general manager.

Blood pressure and blood sugar (glucose) screenings will be made available at the Alberlito Hospital?s 24-hour accident and emergency unit on the ground floor on the 1st and 2nd of February 2007 (08:00 to 18:00). Screenings will be free of charge and anyone interested in making use of this service can contact the hospital?s emergency unit on (032) 946-6711/12 for further information.

The hospital?s services are to include:

  • ENT surgery
  • Casualty / Trauma Level 3
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Obstetrics
  • Maxillo-facial surgery
  • Opthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Oncology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Physicians and General Medicine
  • Urology
  • Radiology
  • Anaesthesiology

The hospital will also offer the following services and facilities:

  • Level 3 Casualty / Trauma service
  • Full radiological practice
  • Full pathology laboratory services
  • Retail pharmacy
  • Netcaf? coffee shop with internet facilities
  • 21 doctors? suites
  • 5 operating theatres
  • Medical unit
  • ICU and High Care unit
  • Day unit
  • GI unit
  • Surgical unit
  • Paediatric unit
  • Maternity and Nursery unit
  • Neo-natal Intensive Care unit
  • Netcare 911 base
  • Stork?s Nest Mother and Baby Clinic
  • National renal care facilities

?We hope that the residents of Ballito will make use of our open day facilities,? concludes Parsoo. ?We also hope that they will prove to be a positive precursor to the difference the hospital is going to make to both local residents and holiday-makers.?